LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, Department of Pharmacology Toxicology & Neuroscience, Graduate School Shreveport Louisiana, PhD, Masters, MD PhD, lab research, LSU Health Shreveport 


Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience!

A major emphasis of the Department is in the areas  of neuropharmacology, neuroscience, and toxicology, with research in:

  • Molecular mechanisms in addiction: methamphetamine, cocaine, and alcohol
  • Leading edge technology in transgenic and gene vector approaches: CRISPR and optogenetics
  • Research in neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and ALS
  • Toxicology, kidney function, and therapeutic interventions
  • Molecular mechanisms in cancer


To find out more about summer research opportunities for undergraduates, click here!

Graduate Program Information
The application period for the fall of 2019 will open on GradCAS on October 1, 2018. 

For more information contact:
Dr. Nicholas Goeders at or Ty Martinez at








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Corie Robinson

Congratulations Corie!

Corie Robinson successfully defended her dissertation on April 24, 2018.


Congratulations Annapoorna!

Annapoorna Sreedhar successfully defended her dissertation on April 11, 2018.


Congratulations Merve!

Merve Kasap succesfully defended her dissertation on June 6, 2018. 

Kenneth McMartin

In the News

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth McMartin. Dr. McMartin has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) at NIH. The BSC is a group of national toxicology experts that advises the NTP on its research and assessment directions. He will serve as chair through 2019.


In the News

View a special report by KMSS Fox 33 on Dr. Goeders' latest work with meth addiction. View part 2 here.

Check out Dr. Goeders' latest interview with 710 KEEL News here.